The Big Island Chocolate Festival is presented by the Kona Cacao Association, Inc. The mission and goal of this new association is to promote the cacao industry on the Big Island of Hawai‘i by presenting BICF as an educational and outreach opportunity for local cacao farmers, the hospitality industry and cacao enthusiasts.
The Big Island Chocolate Festival is being held on May 2-3, 2014 at the Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii on the Kohala Coast on the Big Island of Hawaii. The Festival encompasses seminars, demonstrations, a student chef competition, a professionally judged taste off competition, a gala fundraiser and a silent auction. Proceeds from the benefit are currently split between the Kona Pacific Public Charter School and the “Equip the Kitchen” campaign for the new Hawaii Community College-Palamanui.
Mahalo to 2013 BICF sponsors The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, Guittard Chocolate, Mahalo Broadcasting-The Wave, KKOA, LAVA 105; The Shops at Mauna Lani, Dolphin Journeys, Hawaii Coffee Connection, Johnson Brothers Distributors, West Hawaii Today, Waialua Estate Chocolate, Alex’s Westside Wines, Tinguely Development, BMW of Hawaii, Fair Wind-Big Island Ocean Guides, Barry Callebaut, Original Hawaiian Chocolate Factory, Gourmet Foods Hawaii, Cocoa Outlet and Kulana Foods.